Affordable Housing Trends
Building Systems: Rethinking the Rain Screen
Applying traditional details to modern materials
As CCRCs incorporate new architectural materials, such as fiber cement panels to achieve a modern façade, operational building issues such as moisture infiltration become a more pressing concern. To maintain efficiency and functionality, manufacturers are starting to recommend the use of rain screen techniques in their installation manuals and typical details.
Rain screen systems, also referred... Read more...
Environments for Aging – Citation of Merit Projects: Making a Mark in the Senior Living Industry (2 of 7)
February 27, 2013, In Affordable Housing Trends, AG Architecture, Citation of Merit, Environments for Aging, Environments for Aging Citation of Merit, Highland Gardens, Senior Living in Milwaukee Wisconsin, by Gene Guszkowski
2006 – Highland Gardens – Citation of Merit
Judges Comments:”We were excited by the incorporation of sustainability and adaptability concepts in a low-income project.”
The significance of this project when it was completed in 2004 and awarded this honor in 2006 was that it focused on an underserved portion of our population. The project was about applying best practices utilized in high-end comm... Read more...
Empowerment Village project receives Top Project Award
AG Architecture’s Empowerment Village project recently received a Top Project award from the Daily Reporter. Read the full story here. (more…)... Read more...
Steve Alexander Reflects on 20 Years of AG Service
It strikes me that one thing a service-oriented company such as an architectural firm should have as part of their core business philosophy is a solid reputation for exceptional service. It is expected that we should provide aesthetically pleasing designs and functional plans that meet the client’s unique program. Likewise, we believe clients should expect and receive a high level of service and responsiveness.
- Service means being responsive t... Read more...
The AG Method of Delivery
Getting the job done — AG re-vamps the design process Though innovative design is a fundamental cornerstone of any development, discipline is needed to ensure that it will be constructed within strict cost parameters. AG has created a unique methodology to support detailed pricing estimates during conceptual and schematic design phases. Most projects require guaranteed maximum prices at the end of the design development stage. AG’s well-refined package and the suppo... Read more...
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